School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences


The Buhrmester Student Development Fund was established to help prepare undergraduate students in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences for their career paths after graduation. The fund honors Dr. Duane Buhrmester, who served as associate dean of the school for 14 years. He and his wife Linda died in a hiking accident in 2010.

One outgrowth of the fund is to provide undergraduate students with summer research opportunities through the Duane and Linda Buhrmester Undergraduate Research Award. Duane Buhrmester was known for encouraging students to engage in research opportunities and for facilitating involvement in such projects.

Other activities supported by the Buhrmester Student Development Fund include the BBS Senior Launch and two lecture series designed to help students as they choose a path after graduation. The Roadmap to Graduate School lectures provide information and support for undergraduate students preparing for graduate school, and the Career Roadmap lectures are for undergraduates preparing for new careers.

As the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences continues to grow, contributions are necessary to serve the growing number of BBS graduates each year. Please consider supporting the fund.